Robert L Cummins

Military

Tail Gunner, Owen Crew. 381st BG, 532nd BS, 8th AF. Shot down 25 July 1943 in B-17 #42-29976 "Sad Sack". Mission #12 to the Focke-Wulf factory at Hamburg. MACR 128. Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War at Stalag XVIIB.
Paducah, KY

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39173560
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735967
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-736464
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot (2nd Lt)
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054561
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34799115 / O-403870
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sad Sack
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 532nd Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

  • Site type: Prisoner of war camp
  • Known as: Stalag 17b, Krems an der Donau, Austria

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Oglesby, IL 1923-12-11

Enlisted

Prisoner of War

Indiana 1942-09-11 - 1943-07-25 Fort Benjamin Harrison

Based

Ridgewell 1943-07-25

Other

Prisoner of War

Krems an der Donau, Austria 1943-07-25 Stalag XVIIB

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Date27 Sep 2014 18:23:42
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 128 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database